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| Swamp Privet, Texas Privet|
Swamp privet is a multi-trunked large shrub or small tree that grows in swampy areas, flood plains, and creek and river bottoms in northeastern to southeastern Texas. The male and female flowers occur on separate trees. The male flowers are bright yellow and borne in dense clusters. Female flowers are followed by a purple drupe.
Plant Habit or Use: large shrub small tree
Exposure: sun partial sun
Flower Color: yellow
Blooming Period: spring
Fruit Characteristics: purple drupe
Height: to 20 ft.
Width: to 20 ft.
Plant Character: deciduous
Heat Tolerance: medium
Water Requirements: water or bog
Soil Requirements: adaptable